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Ike's bluff : President Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world

Author: Evan Thomas
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games, he was eventually forced to stop playing after  Read more...
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Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Thomas
ISBN: 9780316091046 0316091049 0316224162 9780316224161
OCLC Number: 776523661
Description: x, 484 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Tell no one. Duty: 1953-1956. Confidence ; The card player ; Positive loyalty ; Cross of iron ; Gentleman's agreement ; Deception ; Learning to love the bomb ; The chamber pot ; Strange genius ; "Don't worry, I'll confuse them" ; Meeting Mr. Khrushchev ; The devil's grip ; Bows and arrows ; Rising storm ; Subtle and brutal --
Honor: 1957-1961. Dark star ; The great equation ; The strong say nothing ; Guns of August ; Missile gap ; Looking for a partner ; Sweet words ; A regular pixie ; "The pilot's alive" ; "I'm just fed up!" ; The underestimated man --
Epilogue: Peace.
Responsibility: Evan Thomas.

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Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual  Read more...

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"Historian and journalist Evan Thomas argues convincingly that keeping the United States out of war is a chief reason [Ike's reputation is on the rise]." Timothy J. Lockhart, "Virginian-Pilot""

 
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